Michael Holbrook

Michael Holbrook

Managing Director, Technology

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About Mr. Holbrook

Michael Holbrook is a managing director for William Blair based in the firm’s San Francisco office. He originally joined William Blair's investment banking team in 2013. Before joining William Blair, he worked for Aronson Capital Partners and pwc.

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Notable Transactions

$695,000,000

a portfolio company of Clairvest

has been acquired by

William Blair acted as the exclusive financial advisor to AlsoEnergy, a portfolio company of Clairvest Group in connection with its pending sale to Stem, Inc. (NYSE: STEM).

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$127,767,645

Initial Public Offering

Not Disclosed

a portfolio company of Oaktree Capital Management

has been acquired by

William Blair acted as the lead financial advisor to Power Factors LLC, a portfolio company of Oaktree Capital Management, in connection with its pending acquisition by Vista Equity Partners.

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Not Disclosed

has received a strategic growth investment from

William Blair acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Government Brands, a portfolio company of PSG and Greater Sum Ventures (GSV), in connection with its strategic growth investment from PSG and TPG.

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Not Disclosed

has acquired

William Blair acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Pluralsight, a portfolio company of Vista Equity Partners, in connection with its pending acquisition of A Cloud Guru.

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Not Disclosed

has been acquired by

William Blair acted as the lead financial advisor to Vector Solutions, a portfolio company of Golden Gate Capital, in connection with its pending majority investment from Genstar Capital.

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Not Disclosed

has received a growth investment from

William Blair acted as the exclusive financial advisor to NEOGOV, a portfolio company of Warburg Pincus, in connection with its pending growth investment from Warburg Pincus and The Carlyle Group.

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$1,300,000,000

has been acquired by

William Blair acted as financial advisor to Sparta Systems, Inc. (Sparta), a portfolio company of New Mountain Capital, in connection with its pending sale to Honeywell (NYSE: HON).

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Not Disclosed

has received a joint investment from

William Blair acted as exclusive financial advisor to Granicus, Inc. (Granicus), a portfolio company of Vista Equity Partners, in connection with its pending investment from Harvest Partners and Vista’s Foundation Fund IV.

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Not Disclosed

has merged with

a portfolio company of Warburg Pincus

William Blair acted as the exclusive financial advisor to PowerDMS, a portfolio company of Frontier Growth, in connection with its pending merger with NEOGOV, a portfolio company of Warburg Pincus.

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$1,295,000,000

has been acquired by

Not Disclosed

has been acquired by

William Blair acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Linux Academy in connection with its sale to A Cloud Guru (ACG). As part of this acquisition, Bain Capital Tech Opportunities has made a significant investment in ACG, alongside participation from existing investors Elephant, Summit Partners, and AirTree Ventures.

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Our investment bankers are 100 percent committed to your organization’s sustained success. By drawing on our deep industry and product experience as well as our dedicated global resources, we provide advisory and financing services that allow you to capitalize on today’s opportunities and anticipate tomorrow’s challenges.

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Technology

We have built the premier technology investment banking franchise by using our deep sector expertise and our relationships to connect innovative, high-growth companies with transformative sources of capital and strategic partnerships. By drawing on our knowledge of strategic roadmaps and investment trends across the technology ecosystem, we have helped companies in the most dynamic verticals accelerate their growth and unlock their potential.

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About William Blair

William Blair is a premier global boutique with expertise in investment banking, investment management, and private wealth management. We provide advisory services, strategies, and solutions to meet our clients’ evolving needs. As an independent and employee-owned firm, together with our strategic partners, we operate in more than 20 offices worldwide.*

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1935

Year William Blair was founded

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+1,850

Employees worldwide

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+131 billion

Client assets

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87 Years

Independent and employee-owned

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20+

Offices worldwide

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+700

Companies under coverage

As of March 31, 2022
*Includes strategic partnerships with Allier Capital, BDA Partners, and Poalim Capital Markets.

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